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Hi I'm Blaine

I've lived in Omaha for 25 years. I am a father of four children and soon to be a grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to camp and spend time with family. I was a scoutmaster for 4 years having taken my troop to summer camps in Nebraska, Colorado, and Minnesota as well as a high adventure to Boundary Waters. I garden and take pride in preserving the harvest. I taught myself to be a handyman around the house, though it is not as much fun as it used to be. I have four children with only one left in the house. I miss having my kids in the house. I spend Saturdays in the fall enjoying college football and spring watching nature come to life. My wife and I teach 5 year olds in Church and I love it. They are God's gift to all of us. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I investigated the Mormon Church while in college. I wasn't looking for religion or Christ; I was fulfilling a commitment to my sister to "go to Church". When the missionaries started talking to me about Jesus Christ and his message of love, it touched my heart. They challenged me to read the scriptures which I did and they felt true to me. I read and studied and began to pray. I am a Mormon because God answered my prayers. I felt his love and presence in my life. I know he exists and that he cares about me. There was no crisis in my life, just a desire to know truth and to understand God's plan. I remain a Mormon because I've seen God's work in my life. People have helped me, have befriended me and I have helped others. I still read the scriptures; I still pray, and God still answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

I try to do what is right. I work to be nice and thoughtful. I go to Church on Sundays and try to live my life everyday as Christ would have me do. I hug my children and tell them that I love and appreciate them. I get excited about being a grandfather. I teach a Sunday School class of 5 year old's with my wife. These are kind, loving children who are open and friendly and nonjudgemental. They ask simple questions and make funny statements. They laugh; they sing; they bounce and dance. I work to help other people, friends and neighbors. I get frustrated and tired and need help and support myself. I rely on Jesus Christ to help make-up for my weaknesses and make me a better person.